Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Water Fountain Lamp

Today DH and I decided to go visit his cousin. As mentioned in an earlier post she is having one of her monthly storage building sales this week. The sale doesn't start until tomorrow, however, she doesn't mind too much when family comes and snoops around the day before. Her sales are very popular and most of the time that is the only way to get the goodies before they're gone.

Today I learned one valuable lesson though - don't ever sit anything down regardless of whether the garage sale is open yet or not. I picked up a bottle of perfume priced at $1 that smelled so good. I set it down on the stand of my purchase that I'm about to show below and this lady stopped by to take an early peek also and that was the first thing she went for. I played nice and went ahead and let her have it without saying anything and later told DH I was glad I did because the scent faded really fast and didn't last any time.

My only purchase today was this 5 foot tall water fountain/lamp. She was wanting $40 but let us have it for $30 since the pump on the fountain wasn't working. I told DH that it didn't really bother me that the pump wasn't working because I would have never used it as a fountain anyway. Water fountains in the house + kids = TROUBLE.

Here's a close up shot of the inside. I absolutely fell in love with this. I spotted it from far off and practically ran to it. LOL

DH's cousin showed us the inside of her house and a couple of other spots that were stacked with boxes still waiting to be unpacked and we're very tempted to go back tomorrow to see what other treasures she has.

Until next time . . .



Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

The water fountain is a great find.
It looks very Victorian.

I've had the very same happen to me before. I was at a church sale and asked the man at the checkout counter to watch my stack of things. When I returned to pay for them, someone took them! I was not happy.


Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Boo for snatchers! But Hooray for great finds! Are you going to leave it as is or gussy it up? Do tell!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I'll probably leave it as is. I do need to clean the water stains out of the bottom of the basin though.

Melissa said...

That is seriously ornate!!